Anime difficulty list

This is a list of anime ranked by their difficulty, on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is very easy and 10 is very hard. You can use it to find the most appropriate shows to watch based on how good your Japanese is.

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Cover of Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
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Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
Length (in words)468
Unique words211
Unique words (used once)147
Unique words (used once %)69%
Unique kanji124
Unique kanji (used once)79
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
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Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
Length (in words)480
Unique words219
Unique words (used once)148
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji145
Unique kanji (used once)91
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Robot Town Sagami 2028
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Robot Town Sagami 2028
Length (in words)440
Unique words228
Unique words (used once)153
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji114
Unique kanji (used once)80
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)775
Unique words277
Unique words (used once)147
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji133
Unique kanji (used once)75
Difficulty1/10
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Dareka no Manazashi
Length (in words)651
Unique words312
Unique words (used once)224
Unique words (used once %)71%
Unique kanji203
Unique kanji (used once)128
Difficulty1/10
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Chiba Pedal
Length (in words)637
Unique words311
Unique words (used once)198
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji181
Unique kanji (used once)108
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Yasashii Lion
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Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)950
Unique words339
Unique words (used once)206
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji171
Unique kanji (used once)91
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)864
Unique words404
Unique words (used once)269
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)150
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1205
Unique words411
Unique words (used once)240
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji244
Unique kanji (used once)124
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1144
Unique words483
Unique words (used once)331
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji276
Unique kanji (used once)163
Difficulty2/10
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1593
Unique words505
Unique words (used once)259
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji264
Unique kanji (used once)119
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Luger Code 1951
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Luger Code 1951
Length (in words)1283
Unique words532
Unique words (used once)344
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji305
Unique kanji (used once)165
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
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Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
Length (in words)1492
Unique words549
Unique words (used once)347
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji279
Unique kanji (used once)150
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
Length (in words)1491
Unique words550
Unique words (used once)355
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1683
Unique words550
Unique words (used once)326
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji298
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
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Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Length (in words)1429
Unique words553
Unique words (used once)361
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi
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Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi
Length (in words)1564
Unique words570
Unique words (used once)360
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji326
Unique kanji (used once)158
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1478
Unique words589
Unique words (used once)378
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji342
Unique kanji (used once)164
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
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Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
Length (in words)1777
Unique words559
Unique words (used once)316
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji214
Unique kanji (used once)118
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Pupa
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Pupa
Length (in words)1579
Unique words604
Unique words (used once)378
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji360
Unique kanji (used once)200
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Hal
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Hal
Length (in words)2037
Unique words606
Unique words (used once)361
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)157
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai 8: Shuushou
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Kara no Kyoukai 8: Shuushou
Length (in words)2234
Unique words598
Unique words (used once)345
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty4/10
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Cover of Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
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Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
Length (in words)1634
Unique words614
Unique words (used once)399
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji344
Unique kanji (used once)185
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
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Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Length (in words)1552
Unique words618
Unique words (used once)402
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji301
Unique kanji (used once)170
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Mazinger Z tai Devilman
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Mazinger Z tai Devilman
Length (in words)2058
Unique words642
Unique words (used once)391
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)151
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
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Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Length (in words)1769
Unique words643
Unique words (used once)432
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji333
Unique kanji (used once)177
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
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Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
Length (in words)2771
Unique words636
Unique words (used once)334
Unique words (used once %)52%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
Length (in words)1570
Unique words643
Unique words (used once)430
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji401
Unique kanji (used once)213
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Tokyo Ghoul Jack
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Tokyo Ghoul Jack
Length (in words)1767
Unique words650
Unique words (used once)422
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)175
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1988
Unique words655
Unique words (used once)400
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
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Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
Length (in words)2870
Unique words664
Unique words (used once)364
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)121
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mazinger Z tai Ankoku Daishougun
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Mazinger Z tai Ankoku Daishougun
Length (in words)2095
Unique words689
Unique words (used once)419
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji378
Unique kanji (used once)178
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
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Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
Length (in words)1788
Unique words698
Unique words (used once)457
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji374
Unique kanji (used once)209
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Do
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Recorder to Randoseru Do
Length (in words)2229
Unique words689
Unique words (used once)403
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji393
Unique kanji (used once)185
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou
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Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou
Length (in words)1992
Unique words695
Unique words (used once)430
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji415
Unique kanji (used once)194
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
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Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Length (in words)2080
Unique words704
Unique words (used once)441
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji376
Unique kanji (used once)198
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2683
Unique words711
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)161
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
Length (in words)2531
Unique words722
Unique words (used once)430
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)171
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
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Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
Length (in words)2901
Unique words712
Unique words (used once)389
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji330
Unique kanji (used once)152
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
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Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
Length (in words)2522
Unique words746
Unique words (used once)435
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)168
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking Super Battle Movie: Yami no Kaizou Kouchuu
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Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking Super Battle Movie: Yami no Kaizou Kouchuu
Length (in words)2723
Unique words756
Unique words (used once)422
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji335
Unique kanji (used once)147
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Re
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Recorder to Randoseru Re
Length (in words)2292
Unique words767
Unique words (used once)460
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji398
Unique kanji (used once)187
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
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Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
Length (in words)2574
Unique words764
Unique words (used once)452
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji427
Unique kanji (used once)176
Difficulty5/10
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Cover of My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2867
Unique words750
Unique words (used once)414
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji315
Unique kanji (used once)122
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
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Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
Length (in words)2920
Unique words759
Unique words (used once)415
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji367
Unique kanji (used once)163
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kotonoha no Niwa
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Kotonoha no Niwa
Length (in words)2214
Unique words766
Unique words (used once)471
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji411
Unique kanji (used once)215
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
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Touch Movie 2: Sayonara no Okurimono
Length (in words)2863
Unique words785
Unique words (used once)438
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)170
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Asagao to Kase-san
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Asagao to Kase-san
Length (in words)2557
Unique words784
Unique words (used once)471
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji384
Unique kanji (used once)183
Difficulty2/10
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Cover of Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
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Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
Length (in words)4058
Unique words775
Unique words (used once)390
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji365
Unique kanji (used once)153
Difficulty3/10
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Cover of Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!
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Kuroko no Basket: Baka ja Katenai no yo!
Length (in words)2120
Unique words806
Unique words (used once)513
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji408
Unique kanji (used once)173
Difficulty3/10
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